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Planners and Planes (PAS 562)

2010 Paperback
The premise of this PAS Report is that airport planners and community planners must work together as partners during the development of planning processes.


Priced-Managed Lanes

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30pmIs your community considering price-managed lanes (PMLs) to tackle urban traffic challenges? See how high-occupancy toll lanes are working along 1-85 North in Atlanta and other Georgia cities. Examine what does and doesn’t work when planning for PMLs. And learn best practices for PML strategies including new lanes, shoulder lanes, and reversible lanes.


CM | 1.25

Traffic Sheds, Rural Highway Capacity, and Growth Management

1999 Paperback
Road networks in some rural communities are simply inadequate to support additional development, and substantial improvement may be too costly. Traffic sheds, a new concept for many planners, can be used both for traffic analysis and regulation.


Too Big, Boring, or Ugly (PAS 528)

2005 Paperback
This report offers planning and design tools to tame the too-big house, shake free of monotonous development, and negotiate the political minefield of teardowns.


Mobile Workshop: Influence of Seattle’s LGBTQ Community

Monday, April 20, 2015, 2:00pmSeattle — known for coffee, airplanes, software, and legal marijuana — is also an example of how the LGBTQ community has been embraced by the city. Visit Seattle’s LEED-green City Hall and speak with local LGBTQ leaders. Continue to historic sites where Seattle’s LGBTQ community made its mark on the city. Stop, too, at Bailey-Boushay House, the first specialized care facility for HIV/AIDS patients. Hosted by APA’s Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.

$68.00 Regular rate

Planning Los Angeles

2012 Paperback
Los Angeles isn't planned; it just happens. Right? Not so fast ...


Mobile Workshop: Kayak Tour of Seattle’s Lake Union

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30pmJoin a guided sea kayak tour of Seattle’s Lake Union. This urban lake —in the heart of the emerging South Lake Union redevelopment neighborhood — is home to sailboats, marine vessels, floating homes, seaplanes, and an occasional seal. Experience the Seattle skyline from a different viewpoint. Kayaks and gear are provided. The tour circumnavigates the lake with stops along the way to showcase the variety of lake-related uses, activities, and planning issues. Don’t miss the floating home communities featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Transportation: Motorcoach, kayak.

$104.00 Regular rate

Special Event: Local Host Committee Reception - Lake Union Extravaganza!

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:00pmWelcome to Seattle and a taste of the Northwest in a beautifully restored Art Deco-style building, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), at Lake Union Park. Beautiful views of downtown, Lake Union, boats and seaplanes and fabulous exhibits bringing together Seattle’s past and future, including artifacts from the 1962 World’s Fair, Boeing, local icons and art. The surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood is bustling with the energy of new housing, restaurants, entertainment and innovative industry. This evening will be all about having fun and meeting up with old friends and new in a unique and exciting setting. MOHAI will bring the energy of Seattle to you – don’t miss it! Enjoy northwest appetizers, beverages and live music, listen to the northwest's premiere gypsy jazz band, Pearl Django. Includes one drink ticket. Location: Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle.


Improving Food Security in Northern Alabama

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmEnough food is produced worldwide to feed everyone on the planet, yet nearly a billion suffer from chronic hunger. In Alabama 9.2 percent of the population lacks food security, according to the Alabama Food Bank Association. Learn how better transportation technologies could make a North Alabama food bank more efficient and help reduce hunger.


Planning Chicago

2013 Paperback
Chicago is the Rust Belt Metropolis That Could, the one that has not only thrived but shouldered its way onto the list of global cities. But what did planning have to do with it?


Downtown Boise by Bike

Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:15amBike rental included. Hop on a bike to see some of the features Boise has to offer its two-wheeled commuters and recreationists. Visit several new development sites and hear about Boise’s bicycle scene – such as the dedicated bike lanes experiment earlier this year, and Boise Bike Share – slated to open next year.


CM | 1.25

Mobile Workshop: Biking Seattle’s Tech Neighborhoods

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:15pmTake a 4-mile ride on city streets and protected bike lanes to find out how bicycles fit into Seattle’s high-tech South Lake Union neighborhood, home to Amazon. Bicycle infrastructure is connecting this rapidly redeveloping area with Seattle’s treasures. See houseboats and Lake Union sea planes while you learn how bicycle facilities are attracting employees and residents to new developments. End your ride at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry or bike back to the convention center. Transportation: Bicycle. Helmet and Bicycle included.

$90.00 Regular rate

Building the New American Streetscape

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:30amFrom parklets and public plazas to protected bike lanes and road diets, cities across the country are rethinking how best to plan and design their streets. Take a page from the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ new Urban Street Design Guide and explore the cutting-edge techniques being used in two very different urban environments — Atlanta and New York. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.


CM | 1.25

Mobile Workshop: Bike the Burke

Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:30pmRide Seattle’s famous Burke-Gilman regional trail and see how it connects to new, protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways. Bike through the city’s U District and stop at the University of Washington, including the new light rail station. Meet staff from Children’s Hospital and take in a new segment of bike trail constructed as part of the hospital’s recent expansion. Transportation: Motorcoach, bicycle. Helmets and bicycle included.

$120.00 Regular rate

Planner's Estimating Guide

2004 Paperback
This book gives planning practitioners a powerful tool to help decide where to put new development. It revolutionizes the job of estimating land-use and facility needs.


Mobile Workshop Bicycle Tour – Wichita Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Tour

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 8:00amThis is your opportunity to travel the City of Wichita on a bicycle and to learn firsthand how community stakeholders and City staff have been working hard to implement the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan. Tour participants will travel with City staff members and community volunteers on a tour of different bicycle projects that are currently under design and scheduled for installation in late 2014. The focus of the tour will be for participants to discuss challenges and learn about solutions for the improvements. The tour route will includes opportunities to see future bicycle lanes, shared lane markings and paths. Also included is a look at a pilot project for bicycle route way finding and automatic counters. Bicycles will be available for rent through the local bicycle shop Bicycle X-Change. The $25 fee is for helmets, locks and bicycles rental. We will need to know the height of the tour participants to ensure optimal fits for the bicycles. Tour participants must sign liability waivers and a rental agreement.


CM | 3.0

Yes, in Your Backyard, Virginia

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmThe Virginia Megaprojects Program is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Together they’re rolling out regional transportation improvements slated for completion in 2016. Take a look at one of those improvements, the 495 Express Lanes project, and discover the role communication and public relations played in its success.


Innovations in Bicycle Infrastructure

Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00pmBike through Atlanta’s downtown and in-town neighborhoods. On the 13-mile round trip, beginning at the GWCC you will travel through Castleberry Hill, Five Points, Sweet Auburn, Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Old 4th Ward, and Midtown before returning downtown. Examine the city’s use of sharrows, bicycle lanes, two-way cycle tracks, shared-use paths, bicycle boxes, two-stage turn boxes, covered bicycle parking and bicycle traffic signals. And as a bonus, take a peek at several sites where bicycle improvements are proposed, but not yet constructed. Discover how quick, low-cost improvements can help cities gear up for bicycle traffic. Bicycles and helmets provided. Transportation: Bicycle.


CM | 3.5

Mobile Workshop: Seattle Urban Bicycle Network Tour

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:15amIn 2013 Seattle grew 2.8 percent, the highest rate among the 50 most-populous U.S. cities. With that continued growth, it is important to offer people attractive transportation choices that promote a healthy and livable city. A key component to accommodating the growth is providing an “all ages and abilities” bicycle network. Take a 7-mile ride within Seattle’s urban core, experiencing existing and recommended protected bike lanes. See the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Elliott Bay trail, Amazon’s new development, and Pike Place Market. Transportation: Bicycle. Helmet and Bicycle included.

$90.00 Regular rate

Retrofitting Corridors

2011 Streaming Media
Corridors are the arteries of community life. But how can you retrofit today's corridors for tomorrow's needs? You'll find a wealth of solutions here from adding bike and transit lanes to adapting to new traffic patterns and better connecting neighborhoods.


CM | 1.5

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